Austin Local News

Austin Firefighters are happy to see new animal oxygen masks on their way to every vehicle in the fleet. The Austin Fire Department's pet oxygen masks are over five years old and need to be replaced. Thanks to a community-wide effort that began earlier this month, enough money...
Two people have died folowing a crash involving at least two vehicles and an 18-wheeler. Austin Travis County EMS reports three people in their 20's were transported to UMC Brackenridge following the crash. Two had CPR in progress. According to Austin police, the 18-wheeler was...
Austin will continue to fluoridate its drinking water after a proposal to end the practice failed before two committees. Members of the Public Utilities Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee took no action Wednesday on the resolution. Councilman Don Zimmerman...
AUSTIN – Presidents and admissions officers at The University of Texas System’s academic institutions will now have a clear set of system-wide guidelines and processes to follow when making undergraduate admissions decisions. The UT System Board of Regents approved an admissions...
With a spike in fatal auto motorcycle crashes in Austin, biking safety experts are calling for bikers and drivers to look out for one another. A biker lost his life on I-35 in Kyle last week and another was killed downtown in July at 4th and Congress when a sedan driver making a...
A man is injured as a Cap Metro train hits an SUV in North Austin last evening. It happened just before 6 last night. A man driving an SUV with a passenger tried to pass the Red Line train by the Howard Station crossing near Mopac, and the train stuck the back end of the vehicle...
Sulma Franco, a Guatemalan woman who had lived in a church in Central Austin since June as she sought asylum from deportation to a country where her life was threatened because of her sexual identity, was granted a stay of removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on...
The longtime girlfriend of former Austin police officer VonTrey Clark released a statement to KVUE News and the Austin American-Statesman Wednesday, marking the first time she has commented about the high-profile murder. Clark has been accused in court documents of helping...
The city of Austin has set aside $75 thousand in case any employee wants sex reassignment surgery. The provision also sets aside about a half million dollars for applied behavior analysis related to that surgery. District 6's Don Zimmerman says his constituents thinks that is...